Tag Archives: Science and Technology Studies

Why should anyone care?

Steve Fuller, who is a sociologist at the University of Warwick, recently wrote an article in the Guardian called Science has always been a bit post-truth. I thought it was confused. Others were somewhat blunter I have rarely read a … Continue reading

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Saving science?

After my discussion about Reiner Grundmann’s Nature Comment, someone made me aware of an article called saving science. It’s rather long and has already been described as the the largest (and most verbose) strawman ever. His basic argument seems to … Continue reading

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The value of social science

Since I’ve written about Science and Technology Studies (STS) before, I thought I would comment on the formation of a new group called Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology. I encountered it in a Nature column called Recognise … Continue reading

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On transparency

A while ago I wrote a post about a Nature commentary on Research Integrity and transparency, by Stephan Lewandowsky and Dorothy Bishop. Warren Pearce and colleagues wrote a brief response and have since expanded on this in a blog post. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Can we end the antagonistic ‘climate debate’?

This is a guest post by Richard Erskine, who is a regular commenter here and also writes EssaysConcerning. As should be clear, it’s a comment on a recent paper by Amelia Sharman and Candice Howarth that considers why climate scientists … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

This is a follow-up guest post, by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his research project. He is also interviewing those who … Continue reading

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What is science and why should we care? — Part I

Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Alan Sokal I propose to share with you a few reflections about the nature of scientific inquiry and its importance for public life. At a superficial level one could say that I will be…

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